Microwave Fried Rice

When you only have a few minutes, this Microwave Fried Rice is just what you need! Grab a Ready to Serve rice cup, frozen veggies, soy sauce and it’s ready in not time at all, with no pots or pans required.

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Cooking time PREP TIME 5 mins
Servings SERVES 1
Ready in TOTAL TIME 5 mins
Cooking time
PREP TIME 5 mins
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  • 1 cup Minute® Ready to Serve Garlic & Olive Oil Jasmine Rice
  • nonstick cooking spray
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/2 teaspoon sesame oil (optional)
  • 1 cup frozen peas and carrots, thawed
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1 green onion, sliced


  • Ready in minutes, this combination is almost too simple not to try! Simple and packed with flavor, it’s designed for everyone with a busy schedule who wants to enjoy a delicious meal but may not have much time to spend in the kitchen. Try it with our Minute® Ready to Serve Garlic & Olive Oil Jasmine Rice.

    Step 1

  • Heat rice according to package directions and set aside.

    Step 2

  • Coat a medium, microwave-safe bowl with nonstick cooking spray. Add the egg and sesame oil, if using, to the bowl and scramble lightly.

    Step 3

  • Microwave egg mixture on HIGH for 30 seconds.

    Step 4

  • Remove egg from microwave and stir to break up the cooked egg. Add the rice, peas and carrots, soy sauce, ginger and green onion. Microwave on HIGH for another 30 seconds. Stir and serve.

Embrace Your Microwave

The microwave is quite possibly one of the most underrated kitchen cooking tools out there. Make friends with your microwave, and you’ll learn to microwave everything from mug cake and rice pudding to delicious and flavorful fried rice recipes or even how to make Fried Egg on Rice Bowls! This innovative, easy microwave recipe is not only delicious but is also extremely versatile. This is a quick and easy dish designed for anyone short on time — which is almost everyone!

Ready to Serve Varieties

Like what you see? Why not try our other varieties of Ready to Serve rice like our Minute® Chicken Flavored Rice or maybe even our Minute® Multi-Grain Medley, great for everyone looking to add more whole grains to their diet. Check out our long list of rice cup varieties and experiment with our other delicious flavors.

If you are searching for a vegetarian option try our Italian stuffed eggplant recipe.

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